IRVING- How 'bout them Cowboys? The Pokes have pushed their record to 2-&-0 with a wild 41-to-37 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
The four-point win over Team Green was the final Monday night game at Texas Stadium.
Terrell Owens caught the long pass in stride, cruised into the end zone and began showing off.
With a shimmy in the direction of the Philadelphia Eagles, then
some arm-flapping like he used to do when he scored for them, the
final Monday night game at Texas Stadium was off to a wild start.
And it kept going from there.
The wackiness included Tony Romo following one flub with
another, leading to Philadelphia touchdowns 14 seconds apart;
Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson losing an apparent touchdown because
he flicked the ball away in celebration before he actually scored;
and, ultimately, there was Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook
wasting great performances by fumbling a fourth-quarter handoff
Romo led a crisp drive that was capped by Marion Barber's 1-yard
touchdown run, lifting the Cowboys to a victory that certainly will
be remembered by anyone who saw it.
For anyone who didn't, think back to Romo's great escape in
Buffalo on a Monday night last year, or to Romo's playoff goof in
Seattle two years ago, or McNabb's great escape on a scramble three
years ago or even Leon Lett's premature touchdown celebration in
the January 1993 Super Bowl. This game had plays reminiscent of all
Unofficial Final Statistics
Philadelphia 6 24 0 7 -- 37
Dallas 14 10 7 10 -- 41
PHL - FG, David Akers, 34 yards, 10:44
DAL - TD, Tony Romo, 72-yard pass to Terrell Owens (Nick Folk kick), 7:46
PHL - FG, David Akers, 44 yards, 2:58
DAL - TD, Felix Jones, 98-yard kickoff return (Nick Folk kick), 2:45
PHL - TD, Donovan McNabb, 6-yard pass to Brian Westbrook (David Akers kick), 14:55
PHL - TD, Chris Gocong, 0-yard fumble return (David Akers kick), 14:41
DAL - TD, Tony Romo, 4-yard pass to Terrell Owens (Nick Folk kick), 10:02
PHL - TD, Brian Westbrook, 1-yard run (David Akers kick), 7:38
PHL - FG, David Akers, 22 yards, 0:45
DAL - FG, Nick Folk, 51 yards, 0:03
DAL - TD, Tony Romo, 17-yard pass to Marion Barber (Nick Folk kick), 5:08
PHL - TD, Brian Westbrook, 1-yard run (David Akers kick), 14:17
DAL - FG, Nick Folk, 47 yards, 10:29
DAL - TD, Marion Barber, 1-yard run (Nick Folk kick), 4:35
First Downs 20 19
Rushes-Yards 23-78 24-68
Passing Yards 258 313
Comp-Att-Int 25-37-0 21-30-1
Return Yards 185 263
Punts-Avg. 3-51.7 3-46.7
Fumbles-Lost 3-1 2-1
Penalties-Yards 5-44 10-108
RUSHING (Team: player, attempts-yards)
PHL: Brian Westbrook 18-58, Donovan McNabb 5-20.
DAL: Marion Barber 18-63, Felix Jones 3-10, Tony Romo 3-(minus 5).
PASSING (Team: player, completions-attempts-interceptions-yards)
PHL: Donovan McNabb 25-37-0-280.
DAL: Tony Romo 21-30-1-312.
RECEIVING (Team: player, receptions-yards)
PHL: DeSean Jackson 6-110, Brian Westbrook 6-45, Greg Lewis 3-36, Jason Avant 2-28, Hank Baskett 2-9, Lorenzo Booker 2-8, Correll Buckhalter 2-15, Brent Celek 1-19, L.J. Smith 1-10.
DAL: Jason Witten 7-110, Marion Barber 4-51, Terrell Owens 3-89, Miles Austin 2-12, Patrick Crayton 2-23, Tony Curtis 2-7, Martellus Bennett 1-20, Unknown Unknown 0-1.